Master “Sorry” by Justin Bieber: Vocal Techniques and Approach
The piano version of “Sorry” by Justin Bieber showcases various vocal techniques that are present within contemporary singing styles. Primarily, it exudes a pop-oriented style with a slightly airy tonality, incorporating the techniques of twang and belting.
Understand Your Voice
To excel at singing “Sorry”, you need to understand your own vocal range and capabilities. Take the Vocal range test to know your limitations and areas of improvement.
Applying Twang Technique
Bieber applies a resonant strategy usually referred to as ‘twang’. Twang helps in hitting higher notes more comfortably & creating a focused sound without exerting the vocal cords too much. Practice this by watching the Twang Exercise.
Twang technique has been used in several other pop hits such as “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele and “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd.
Bieber’s use of belting technique, especially in the chorus, adds intensity and passion. Check out this guide on belting to understand how to use this technique safely.
Once done, practice along with these songs – “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston and “Dream On” by Aerosmith – they both feature exceptional belting.
Engaging Intuition and Emotion
The final ingredient in mastering this song is delivering the emotional crux of the lyrics. Bieber’s emotive inflections enhance the song. To help engage your intuition and emotion, read this Singing Carrots article.
Practicing the Song
Try practicing “Sorry” with our Song Search tool. It helps find songs matching your vocal range and skill level, progressively aiding in your overall singing development. Keep track of your pitch with the Pitch Monitor.
To conclude, mastering “Sorry” can give a significant boost to your singing skills, especially in the area of contemporary/pop singing. Practice, understand your voice, and feel the emotion of the song.